Robert Kelly, the associate professor of political science at Pusan National University in South Korea who went viral when his family interrupted a live BBC interview, has explained how the “comedy of errors” went down.
Kelly, whose interview with the BBC has now been viewed over 84 million times on the broadcaster’s Facebook page, has gotten back on camera with his wife and two kids — deliberately, this time.
Explaining the infamous moment when his four-year-old daughter, Marion, walked into the room while he was being interviewed, Kelly said she was “in a hippity-hoppity mood that day because of the school party”.
Marion walked into the room after seeing her father’s face onscreen in another room.
When Kelly’s eight-month-old son, James, followed his daughter into the room, Kelly said he knew “it was over”.
“I’ve been doing TV for a while and this has never happened,” he said.
“It was terribly cute. I saw the video just like everybody else. It was really funny.”
Kelly’s wife, Kim Jung-A, told the Wall Street Journal that the chaos seen in the viral video isn’t unusual at their house — but it doesn’t usually happen during a live television interview.
“Most of the time he locks the door,” she explained. “I heard her leaving but I couldn’t find them around me. I started to check the door. It was open. It was chaos for me.”
Kelly gave credit to his wife for doing her best to remove the kids from the room.
“My wife did a great job cleaning up a really unanticipated situation as best as she possibly could,” he said. “It was funny… if you watch the tape, I was sort of struggling to keep my own laughs down. They’re little kids and that’s how things are.”
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